1 big sub or 2 small?

My choice at this point:
A-one 10" 270 watt yamaha sub New in box for $179
B-two 8" 150 watt yamaha subs New in box for $99 each
Yes, one sub is simpler. I know that two subs will give better imaging and better dispersion. However, this is for a strictly theater application of medium quality. I don't care about imaging, just tight, clean bass. What will get me more good, solid, low bass to shake the room?
For home theater, bass management is simplified by the use of a single subwoofer. It is less complicated to set up. For those who are willing to go the extra mile, mulitple subs can work well but for most folks a single sub is a better solution.
I agree with Jjmali. You are not going to get anything that's good for $179. These cheap subs tend to produce "one note" bass.

Good luck,
Thanks for the input. That 10" Energy seems to be looking better every minute!

Yes, the S10.2 is a good entry level bang for the buck product. I currently have an S8.2 hooked up to my computer and it does a good job of filling in the bottom end with my B&W LM monitors. If your willing to spend $500 on the energy, take a look at the Outlaw Audio LM sub for $579.00. You'll get a lot more for your money because you are buying factory direct and eliminating the middle men(dealers and distributors).

good luck,
If possible listen to the sub with some music with a quick bass line. Some of the cheap ones will not play all the notes. They just aren`t fast enough. I heard this on some cheap Sony's and Polks. Dan